The San Francisco City Council has passed a new rule that will help reduce the amount of plastic waste produced on city property. Under the rule, plastic bottles of water will no longer be able to be sold at events held on city property. The ban only applies to bottles that are 21 ounces in size or smaller.
Mayor Ed Lee is expected to sign the legislation in the coming weeks, and it will take effect on Oct 1 for all events held inside and in 2016 for events that occur outside.
While the ban will obviously not completely eliminate the use of plastic bottles in the city, it could lead to similar actions in other cities across the country. San Francisco was the first city to pass a plastic bag ban, and now bills are being considered or have passed in dozens of others. We'll keep a close eye on the plastic bottle ban and let you know of the latest news.
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